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Our Mission

Diligently serving and working in underserved communities to make an impactful and positive footprint of change.

The Vision

To create a cohesive "village" with the residents, schools and local businesses providing education, awareness and self-care that drives positive and impactful change.

Our Story

Dallas Community Fellowship Inc. (DCFI) is a 501(c)3 organization located in Dallas, Texas, founded by Patricia Ford in 1989. DCFI has been an integrate part of the Kessler Heights community for 20 years offering viable turn-key programs such as afterschool programs, STEM, GED Certifications, SNAP sign ups, community gardens, and senior programs.

Who We Serve

We serve the Kessler Heights community that resides within the "Lancaster/Education Corridors, which is part of the city of Dallas' "Grow South Initiative."  We also work with Rosemont Oak Hollow Apartments and surrounding area, serving more than 2000 residents living in poverty. We strive to create a cohesive village with residents, schools, churches, recreation centers, and local businesses.


 DCFI recognizes that we are losing our children to crime, school dropouts starting in elementary school; illiteracy is at a staggering number.  Workforce development is lacking, healthcare availability for underserved communities is at an all-time low, so economically, environmentally and demographically there is a huge gap for these communities. The numbers are staggering. DCFI is committed to changing these statistics by offering resources and programs to drive change for all ages, and especially within the family unit.


Working to build thriving communities one child-at- a time!


Executive Director

Patricia Ford, Founder and Executive Director of Dallas Community Fellowship Inc. began this journey in the year 2007.

Re-visiting the neighborhood in which she grew up, Pat's vision was to "make it better." As a wife, mother, grandmother, and advocate she has done just that.


Known as a quiet yet vocal champion with over 30 years of experience in healthcare, education, and social services; Pat, has no hesitation speaking up and out about her passion for assisting the underserved. 

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